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North Perth

North Perth is a descriptive term used to name the area north of Perth, east of Leederville and west of Mount Lawley. Loftus, Charles and Fitzgerald Streets run north-south through the district. North Perth was established as a result of the 1890's gold boom. In the early days this much of this area was swampland which were a part of the chain of wetlands stretching from Lake Karrinyup, Lake Monger and through to Claisebrook. It was gazetted in 1901


North Perth - Redemptorist Monastery

The Catholic Redemptorist Monastery on Vincent Street, opposite the Bulwer Street junction, built in 1903. This is showing the western side and the front (southern) facade. Incredible stonework and ornate architecture, this is built to last a thousand years. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH001


North Perth - Redemptorist Monastery

The west western side of the Monastery illuminated with the afternoon sun. These buildings serve as Monastery, the Mission and Retreat House for the Redemptorist Order of Western Australia. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH002


North Perth - Angove Street Shops

This old brace of shops is at 56/58 Angove Street near Fitzgerald Street. This building would be getting on for a hundred years old and would have seen quite a few tenants pass through its doors. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH003


North Perth - Post Office and Bank (Former)

At 39 Angove Street is an unusual mix of a Cafe and Paper Fusion. This was North Perth's first purpose-built post office, erected in 1903. It operated thus until 1916 when larger premises were opened on View Street. When the post office moved out this was used by the State Bank until 1930. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH004


North Perth - Woodville Street Church

A former church on Woodville Street which now appears to be a private residence. There is nothing outward to state was this once was and is behind a locked gate. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH005


North Perth - Chapel

This seems to be known as The Chapel Space and is used for various community activities rather than for purely religious pursuits. It is at 117 Angove Street. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH006


North Perth - Angove Street View

Looking east along Angove Street to where it intersects with Fitzgerald Street. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH007


North Perth - The Apex Building

On Angove Street occupying the rather 1920's looking "The Apex" is Second Time Around. At one stage this was the North Perth Migrant Resource Centre. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH008


North Perth - Wesco Garage

There are not too many independent garages anymore. This one is on Angove Street, near Fitzgerald Street. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH009


North Perth - Police Station

The old 1907 former police station is on Angove Street. There are currently a lot of earthworks etc going on in here so I'll call back for a fresh photo in a month or two. Later .... went back like I said but this is an early learning centre now and the entrance is all barred and bolted so no more good photos here. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH010


North Perth - Macedonian Church

On Angove Street is this Macedonian Orthodox Church of St Nikola. January 2018. Photos Ref: NRPH011


North Perth - Primary School

North Perth Primary School. This has also been known as The North Perth Infants School, Toorak/Woodville Primary School and School of Instrumental Music. Construction commenced in 1898. It has been extended and modified over the years. This is the Albert Street face. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH012


North Perth - Primary School

A North Perth Primary School outbuilding on Olive Street. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH013


North Perth - School Tuck Shop

Across the road from the school on Olive Street is this old stop which could easily have been an old tuck shop. It is now "yogacentric". September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH014


North Perth - Rosemount Hotel

The rather bold Rosemount Hotel on the corner of Angove and Fitzgerald Streets. The hotel was constructed in 1902. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH015


North Perth - Rosemount Bowl

Rosemount Bowl, Pool & Snooker and you can also get a tattoo while you're here. This is a very prominent building on Fitzgerald Street, opposite the end of Angove Street. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH016


North Perth - Bank of NSW (Former)

The former Bank of New South Wales building at 452 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth. This was built in 1938. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH017


North Perth - Ying & Yang

Can you describe something presented in black and white as being colourful? It seems to apply to Ying & Yang Design at 387 Fitzgerald Street. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH018


North Perth - Chemist Shop

A view looking south east down Fitzgerald Street taking in Greg's Discount Chemist store. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH019


North Perth - Fitzgerald Street Shops

This old pair of shops on Fitzgerald Street, south of Alma Road would be around 80-90 years old. On the left is Salon Mk II Hairdressing. On the right is Fitzgerald Seafood Restaurant. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH020


North Perth - Bethany Church

Bethany Church Perth on Raglan Street. The Foundation Stone was laid by Rev. Prof. D.S. Adam M.A, D.D. on November 15th, 1913. September 2017. Photos Ref: NRPH021


North Perth - First Town Hall

On View Street, off Fitzgerald Street appears to be something of a small historic precinct. This place looks like the one time heart of North Perth. This is the original Town Hall, built in 1902. The foundation stone was laid by Hon. Geo Leake, Premier, on 5th April 1902. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH022


North Perth - Second Town Hall

North Perth soon outgrew its original Town Hall. Right next door is the second Town Hall which was built in 1910 and extended in 1933. In 1910, when this building opened, it became known as the Main Hall and the former building the Lesser Hall. The Town of North Perth only existed from 1901 to 1914, a mere 13 years, after which it amalgamated with the City of Perth. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH023


North Perth - Old Fire Station

Across the road from both the Town Halls is the old North Perth fire station, built in 1926. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH024


North Perth - Old Post Office

A little to the east of the fire station is the old post office which is of 1916 vintage. The new post office is just down the road on Fitzgerald Street. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH025


North Perth - St Hilda's Anglican Church

The final building to show today on View Street is St Hilda's Anglican Church. The foundation stone was laid by W. T. Loton Esq., on 24 July, 1915. January 2013. Photos Ref: NRPH026


North Perth - Brick Showroom

This building is on the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and London Street. It has been deserted for many years. This was the Midland Brick display site constructed in the 1970's and it is apparently due for demolition in 2021. A child care centre is to be built on this site. July 2018. Photos Ref: NRPH027

(I drove past here today, 22 Sept 2021, and true to their word, this place has been demolished)


North Perth - Bike Shop

The Motor Cycle repair shop faces Scarborough Beach Road near London Street. July 2018. Photos Ref: NRPH028


North Perth - Mollason

Just around from the old brick showroom on Hayes Street, here is this shop long closed. The sign up the top is hard to read but it looks like "G.U. Mollason ... Generators". The lower sign includes "Lucas Service". July 2018. Photos Ref: NRPH029


North Perth - Luscious

On the corner of Scarborough Beach Road and Coronation Street is this lovely small shop being sheltered by its large umbrella roof. Luscious is in here right now, a beauty shop. July 2018. Photos Ref: NRPH030

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